Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A very excellent piece of villany.
Shakespeare.—Titus Andron., Act II. Scene 3. (Aaron in the Forest.)

Why, here ’s a villain,
Able to corrupt a thousand by example.
Massinger.—The Old Law.

The abstract of all villany.
Cotton.—A Rogue, last Line but three.

Nothing is sacred now but villany.
Pope.—Epi. to Sat., Line 170.